Scandinavian winter

Scandinavian Winter-Lagom-Mangomini

This week’s illustration for Hello Giggles was inspired by the book “Lagom” by Linnea Dunne, about the secrets of the Swedish art of balanced living. “Lagom” doesn’t really translate, but means something like “not to0 little, not too much, just right”. I really loved reading this book full of nice tips and recipes, all in Scandinavian style (which I LOVE).

For the full story and where to buy info on Hello Giggles, just click here.


Last day, 15% off everything!


Oops, I’ve been so busy lately, I totally forgot to mention here that I’m participating in Etsy’s Black Friday Sale. It ends on December 1st, so you still have 1 day left to get 15% off on everything in my shop (Including these 2018 calendars).

Freezing January


These last weeks have been so cold that I was slowly turning into a sheep! My vintage shearling jacket, boots and mittens were the only clothes warm enough to keep me from freezing. Not a lot of room for fashion when temperatures drop below zero (at least not for me). Luckily I was so busy with illustration jobs that I could spend a lot of time inside with my thermos filled with tea right beside me.

Wearing: shearling jacket, wool cardigan and mittens, Vintage – jeans and tights, H&M – hat, Newyorker – boots, so old I don’t remember – thermos, Mizu.

Reading: The signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert




Let’s do this!


2017, let’s do this! A fresh (and very cold) start.



Hello 2017, hello January!


Happy New Year everyone and happy January (one of my favorite months!) I still have some calendars available in my Etsy shop.

Below my best nine posts of 2016. Thank you for all the likes!




March, so far: cold & wet.

2016 march - Cindy Mangomini

March has been very cold and very wet so far, but I’m trying to enjoy it anyway. Tea and chocolate (home made brownies, yummie!) always help, and a little alcohol also doesn’t hurt 😉

Wearing: cardigan, vintage – top, Newyorker -nailpolish, Catrise – denim dress, H&M – shoes, Carmens Padova, eyeliner, Hema.